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Virgil Smith

Democratic — Senator — District 4
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014

Virgil Smith represents Senate District 4 in the Michigan Senate, is a member of six committees, and is the primary sponsor of 303 bills.

2002 9880.0
2004 32643.0
2006 31750.11
2010 54905.0
2012 23825.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    510 Farnum Bldg
    Phone: 517-373-7918
    Fax: 517-373-5227

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News and Blog Coverage

My Thoughts for the Michigan State Senate in the 2014 Election

For the past several sessions, and especially since the 2010 election with its rightward shift, the Michigan State Senate has been a conservative Republican bastion. Currently it has 26 Republican senators and only twelve Democrats; in addition, beginning next year, term-limited Democrat Glenn Anderson's southeast Michigan district (old SD-6) has ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

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  • SB 1101

    Health; testing; testing for hepatitis C; require certain facilities and health professionals to offer to certain individuals receiving health care services. Amends 1978 PA 368 (MCL 333.1101 - 333.25211) by adding secs. 16279 & 20154.

  • SB 1095

    Insurance; health; abortion coverage; require insurers and health maintenance organizations to offer through optional rider. Amends 1956 PA 218 (MCL 500.100 - 500.8302) by adding sec. 3406t.

  • SCR 24

    A concurrent resolution of tribute offered as a memorial for George C. Steeh, former member of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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  • SR 180

    A resolution designating October 2014 as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the state of Michigan.

  • SB 1063

    Traffic control; speed restrictions; enforcement of speed limit laws through the use of automated traffic enforcement devices; allow under certain circumstances. Amends secs. 320a, 727c, 741, 907 & 909 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.320a et seq.); adds secs. 630, 630a, 630b, 630c, 630d, 630e, 630f, 630g & 630h & repeals secs. 630 - 630h of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.630 - 257.630h). TIE BAR WITH: SB 1045'14

  • SB 1064

    Traffic control; speed restrictions; allocation of certain civil fines collected under Michigan vehicle code; modify for certain speeding violations detected by automated traffic enforcement safety devices near schools. Amends sec. 8379 of 1961 PA 236 (MCL 600.8379). TIE BAR WITH: SB 1063'14

Recent Votes

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HB 5107

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 598 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 5231

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 612 YEAS 38 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5785

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 602 YEAS 37 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 1 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 12.0
HB 5457

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 636 YEAS 38 NAYS 0 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 38100.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5233

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 617 YEAS 37 NAYS 1 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 3797.0
•••No: 12.0
•••Other: 00.0
HB 5552

PASSED; GIVEN IMMEDIATE EFFECT ROLL CALL # 635 YEAS 26 NAYS 12 EXCUSED 0 NOT VOTING 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 2668.0
•••No: 1231.0
•••Other: 00.0
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Sources

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